This article will guide you to choose the best laptop for programming and some of my top laptops picks for programmers in India.
As a programmer or developer, it becomes really confusing to pick the best laptop from thousands of laptops available in the market. It becomes even more difficult for a person who is just starting programming.
Below I have shared some key points that will definitely help you to pick a perfect laptop for working on any programming technology.
How to Choose the Best Laptop for Programming?
It is the first most important thing that you should look for. A laptop with 8GB RAM is an ideal choice but 16GB RAM would the best choice. If your budget is too low then you can go with 4GB RAM also.
Believe me it really sucks working on a low performance machine. Earlier I used to do android app development on a laptop with 4GB RAM. It was so annoying because everything works really slow.
So I would highly recommend you a 16GB RAM laptop if you are a mobile app developer.
Best Choice: 16GB RAM
Ideal Choice: 8GB RAM
Low Budget Choice: 4GB RAM
Good processor and RAM should be your highest priority while choosing a laptop for programming. As a programmer or developer, we have to do multitasking. When I do programming or development I have to open a few IDEs along with a browser with several tabs opened. For such a purpose, a good processor is required.
A laptop with i5 processor is an ideal choice. You can go with i7 processor if you have a huge budget and for a low budget, you can go with i3 processor.
Best Choice: i7 Processor
Ideal Choice: i5 Processor
Low Budget Choice: i3 Processor
Note: Now Apple laptops are powered by M1 Chip. It is also a good choice for programming.
External graphic card is not necessary until you are not doing game development or some high graphics related work. But if you are a game developer then you must go with a laptop with an external graphic card.
Best Choice (Specially For Game Developers): External Graphic Card (2GB or 4GB)
Ideal and Low Budget Choice (For Other Developers): Integrated Graphic Card
SSD and HDD are two storage types that laptops have. SSD gives faster performance but costlier than HDD. Its great if you can afford an SSD storage type laptop. But if you can’t then go with HDD and later on you can use some external SSD storage.
If you mostly work at places where the power supply is not available then you must choose a laptop with huge battery life. Otherwise these days almost all laptops come with moderate battery backup.
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Below I have shared some laptops that I believe are good for programmers in India. Even if you don’t like any of them you can consider the above points to pick the best laptop according to your usage.
10 Best Laptops for Programmers and Developers in India
|Laptop||Processor||RAM||Hard Disk||Graphics Card||Buy Now|
|Apple M1 chip, 8-core CPU||8 GB||512GB SSD||Apple 8-core GPU||Check Price|
|Apple M1 chip, 8-core CPU||8 GB||512GB SSD||Apple 7-core GPU||Check Price|
|11th Gen Intel Core i7||16 GB||512 GB||NVIDIA RTX 3050 4GB||Check Price|
|Intel Core i7-11370H 11th Gen||16 GB||1 TB SSD||RTX 3050 Ti 4GB||Check Price|
|Intel Core i7-1165G7 11th Gen||16 GB||512GB NVMe SSD||Intel Iris Xe Graphics||Check Price|
|i7-11370H 11th Gen||16 GB||512 GB SSD||Iris Xe Graphics||Check Price|
|10th Gen Intel Core i7||8 GB||1TB HDD + 256GB SSD||NVIDIA GTX 1650 4GB GDDR6||Check Price|
|Intel Core i7-10750H 10th Gen||16 GB||512GB NVMe SSD||GTX 1660Ti 6GB Graphics||Check Price|
|Intel Core i5-10th Gen||8 GB||1TB HDD + 256GB SSD||NVIDIA RTX 3060 with 6 GB||Check Price|
|Intel Core i5-1035G1 10th Gen||8GB||512GB NVMe SSD + 32GB Optane Memory||Integrated Intel UHD Graphics||Check Price|
Comment below if I have any tips for choosing the best laptop for programming and development. You can also ask your queries related to buying a good programming laptop.